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Re: suicidality exhaustion... linkadge

Posted by Dinah on September 16, 2010, at 8:03:55

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... emmanuel98, posted by linkadge on September 16, 2010, at 7:27:11

> I'm not saying *part* of the suicidal individual don't want to die, but I am saying that people make the decision to chose a method that is:
> a) 100% lethal or not
> b) can be backed out of or not
> If you chose a method less than this, then (consiously or subconsiously) you don't 100% want to die.
> Linkadge

I'm getting the impression that you believe others think about suicide the same way you do.

For example, some people have preferences as to *how* they'd like to die. Perhaps for the sake of the ones they leave behind, perhaps for other reasons. They may not have the odds of success at their fingertips. Suicide can be impulsive.

Other people don't think about suicide in the same terms you do. And why not? Not all people think about *anything* in the same terms.

The fact is that people who use less than 100% lethal means may not die 100% of the time, but they *do* die. People with a history of suicidal gestures end up dying all the time. It's happened on this site, to someone I cared about. I don't want to say "succeeding". I don't know their intentions. I can't possibly know their intentions. I just know what a loss it is.

I don't think it's helpful to anyone to believe that they should choose a more certainly lethal means of death if they really want to die. Failing at suicide leads to living and, with the proper help, living is the best outcome for everyone.

Can you just accept that this is something that causes you anxiety or anger, and that it isn't how you think about suicide or you don't understand, without stating your beliefs about the motivations of others? How can you know the motivations of others? How can you know the thinking processes of someone experiencing a mixed state, for example? All you can really know is the effect it has on you. What you feel when it happens.

You appear to have very strong feelings about this. Are you wrestling with suicidal feelings yourself right now? Is someone in your personal life causing you anxiety?




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